Knaresborough Town boss Brian Davey has revealed star player Seb Carole is on trial with League One side Bury FC.
Former Leeds United and Brighton winger Carole, who began training with Boro in the summer, has played over 25 games for the side.
Davey is hopeful the influential Carole will still be at Boro for this weekend’s league trip to Shirebrook Town, and praised the impact he has had on the club.
He said: “Seb is on trial with Bury. In the summer, I heard he was looking for somewhere to train, and he came to train with us and enjoyed himself.
“He started playing and enjoyed that too. He has played around 25 games and been brilliant for us.
“Seb is great in the changing room, everyone appreciates what he is doing. If they don’t sign him, then hopefully he will play for us on Saturday.”
Shirebrook Town sit in ninth place in the NCEL Division One table, two points behind high-flying Boro, who occupy sixth position after a 3-2 home win over Louth Town on Saturday.
Davey is keen to keep moving up the table, and has urged his players to repeat their performance from Saturday.
The manager said: “Shirebrook are up there with us, and have had a few good results recently.
“But they lost at the weekend, and we are focused on getting the results that will keep us pushing up the table.
He added: “This period before Christmas is very important, we need to push forward as well as we can, and decide after Christmas if we need to push on or work to stay where we are.
“The chairman’s idea at the start of the season was to avoid being in the bottom two, and at the moment we are doing far better than that.”
Davey’s call for goals ahead of the Louth game was answered by centre-halves Ashley Atkinson and Dave Thomas, and midfielder Ben Clayton.
Then on Tuesday, a second-half Joel Freeston hat-trick saw Boro’ beat Silsden 3-0 in the West Riding County Cup.
Reflecting on Saturday’s, win, the manager said: “We have been saying to the players, everyone needs to start scoring goals.
“We scored three goals from three very different types of football.
“Louth were a very good side, they don’t lose many games and we had to play well.
“Ashley Atkinson came back from injury and scored, I thought he had a great game.”
Paul Stansfield will miss Saturday’s clash but Jason Harding and Nick Radcliffe could return.